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Mormons Immigration to USA & Canada

Pre-1820 Approximately 650,000 individuals of all nationalities arrived in America before 1820. Most were English and Welsh. Smaller numbers of German, Irish, Scotch-Irish, Dutch, French, Spanish, African, and other nationalities also arrived. These immigrants tended to settle in the eastern, middle-Atlantic, and southern states. Before January 1, 1820, the U.S. Federal Government did not require captains or masters of vessels to present a passenger list to U.S. officials. The lists that remain for the period before 1820 are varied in content. They range from name only lists to giving the person's full name, age, and country of origin.

1820-1880 Over 10 million immigrants came from northern Europe, the British Isles, and Scandinavia between 1820 and 1880. There was a large increase in the number of immigrants from Germany and Ireland beginning in the 1840s and 1850s. Some settled in large eastern and midwestern cities, but most migrated to the midwest and west.

1880-1920 More than 25 million immigrants, mainly from southern and eastern Europe came to USA. Many came from Germany, Italy, Ireland, Austria-Hungary, Russia, and England. Many settled in the larger cities, including New York City, Chicago, and Philadelphia. From 1820 to 1902 Custom Passengers Lists were kept the Customs Department. In 1883 the Immigration and Naturalization Service started keeping the records, and these are referred to as Immigration Passenger Lists

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Not an Olive Tree Genealogy ships passenger list Ships Passenger Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Indexed CD with names of approximately 3,530,000 individuals who arrived in United States and Canadian ports. Or search online Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s [$] Indexed CD with names of approximately 3,530,000 individuals who arrived in United States and Canadian ports

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Not an Olive Tree Genealogy ships passenger list Immigrants to the New World, 1600s-1800s

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Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list Immigration to USA Before 1820
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Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list Naturalization & Citizenship Records USA (PART 1) What the Records contain
Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list Naturalization & Citizenship Records USA (PART 2) Where to Find the Records
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy ships passenger listManifest Markings: A Guide to Interpreting Passenger List Annotations (1892-1943) by Marian L. Smith, the Historian of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service

Newspapers

If the exact date of arrival of a ship is known, you can read the arrival report in newspapers. For example, The New York Times which began publication in September 1851, is available at many large libraries. The type of vessel is normally indicated on the arrival report, which may also give information about events on the voyage. Sometimes names are also given, although full passenger lists are not. You can search the NY Times online! Search 1857-1880 or 1881-1906 These are off-site pay databases but you may be able to use a free trial offer to view them.

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Not an Olive Tree Genealogy ships passenger listItaly 28 Scandanavian Mormons to New Orleans, Louisiana 1852
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy ships passenger listForest Monarch 297 Mormon emigrants from Denmark, Sweden, and Norway to New Orleans, Louisiana 1853
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy ships passenger listJohn J. Boyd 1855, sailed from Liverpool to New York with 512 Mormon emigrants from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Italy, England, Ireland, and Scotland
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy ships passenger listEmerald Isle Liverpool to New York with 350 Mormons on board, 1855
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy ships passenger listThornton Liverpool to New York in 1856 - Mormons destined for Salt Lake City Utah
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy ships passenger listJohn Bright 1858 Liverpool to New York with 89 Mormons from Scandanavia
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy ships passenger listEmerald Isle Liverpool to New York with 54 Mormons on board, 1859
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy ships passenger listWilliam Tapscott 725 Mormons, Liverpool to New York 1859
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy ships passenger listWilliam Tapscott 730 Mormons, Liverpool to New York 1860
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy ships passenger listMonarch of the Sea Liverpool to New York with Mormons in 1861
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy DatabaseFranklin 413 Mormons from Denmark to New York, 1862
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy DatabaseJohn J. Boyd In 1862, sailed from Liverpool to New York 702 Latter-day Saints aboard
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy DatabaseThe Athena 1862 Scandinavia to New York with Mormons bound for Utah, sailing from Hamburg with 484 Scandinavian Saints under the leadership of Ola N. Liljenquist
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy DatabaseElectric Hamburg to New York with 336 emigrating Mormons from Denmark and Sweden led by Elder Soren Christofferson, 1862
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy DatabaseWilliam Tapscott 807 Mormons, Liverpool to New York 1862
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy DatabaseHumboldt 323 Scandinavian Mormons to New York, 1862
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy DatabaseB.S. Kimball Liverpool to New York 1863. On board were 657 Mormons, principally from Scandinavia
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy DatabaseJohn J. Boyd In 1863, sailed from Liverpool to New York with 767 Mormons aboard, most from Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy DatabaseConsignment Liverpool to New York with thirty-eight Scandinavian Saints 1863
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy DatabaseMonarch of the Sea Liverpool to New York with 974 Mormons in 1864
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy DatabaseB.S. Kimball Liverpool to New York 1865. On board were 558 Mormons, principally from Scandinavia
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy DatabaseHumboldt 328 Scandinavian Mormons to New York, 1866
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy DatabaseJohn Bright 1866 Liverpool to New York with 747 Mormons from Scandanavia
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy DatabaseCavour Hamburg to New York 1866. A Norwegian vessel carrying Mormons
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy DatabaseKenilworth 684 Mormon passengers (583 Danes, 23 Norwegians, 73 Swedes, and 5 Germans) from Hamburg to New York 1866
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy DatabaseManhatten Liverpool to New York 1867 with Mormon passengers
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy DatabaseEmerald Isle Liverpool to New York with 876 Mormons on board, 1868
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy DatabaseJohn Bright 1868 Liverpool to New York with 720 Mormons from Scandanavia and England
Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger listNevada Sept. 16, 1880. Nevada to Castle Gardens, New York with 338 Mormons
Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger listWisconsin Sept. 9, 1885. Wisconsin to Castle Gardens, New York with 300 Mormons
Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger listS.S. Wyoming Aug. 31 1886 Liverpool to New York (Plus excerpts from the New York Times detailing the plight of the Mormons detained and sent back to Europe!)
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Census Records

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If you don't know the year your ancestor arrived in the USA, search the 1870, 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930 census for the year of immigration! Naturalization status is also given.

Looking for other USA records? See USA GENEALOGY for searchable genealogy databases
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